About This Show
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Most Recent Episode
What Are the Odds?
2 days ago
Rajesh speaks with Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University who has been collecting stories of coincidence since 2011. Rajesh wants to find out why he is so prone to coincidence. Along with discovering mind blowing coincidences Rajesh sets out on an experiment to see if he can seek out coincidence and he's very surprised by the results.
David Spiegelhalter believes its not that these things occur, it's that we notice them. As well as giving an opportunity to study probability and chance David believes that coincidences are important to us, because they are uplifting and good for us. Rajesh does not disappoint and in the making of the programme hears and experiences several coincidences which will leave you thinking what are the odds of that.
Produced by Kate Bissell.
Episodes of This Show
6 days ago
Rated 4 out of
Some Great, others ok
I have really enjoyed some of these podcasts, the most recent one about wrestling and how wrestlers deftly respond to the mood of the crowd during and before matches was intriguing. Wrestlers noted that pitty for a wrestler was the big hitter for getting crowds on side, not elation or anything else, very interesting indeed.
Not all episodes are great but I would recommend checking each episode as there are some real gems here
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 4 out of
Radio 4 doing one of the things it does best.
Always worth listening to the thorough and in depth research by journalists in a time slot that allows them to fully explain their topic. Even if you have no interest in the topic it is a good listen and you will probably learn something.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic multi topic program
It offers an eclectic variety of topics and documentary styles. It is remarkable the serious investigation behind each program.
Date published: 2013-10-14